Russeau Racers Recap 2022

Congrats to our RUSSEAU RACERS on their events!

Fall Highlights

Congratulations to Sarah on completing her first marathon at the Indy Monumental!!! Woo hoo! She is already excited to gear up for the next marathon! 😉

Craig tied his marathon PR facing the 18 – 20 mph wind for the last 13 miles in the Indy Monumental Marathon. Craig is such a tough runner and to tie a PR in these conditions is wild. I cannot wait to see what he can do on a good day. 🙂

Karen rocked the Marine Corps Marathon running beautiful negative splits and beating her goal by 2 minutes! Way to go Karen!

Way to go Melissa placing 1st in her age group and 15th overall in the Detroit 5K!

Congrats to Kyle running a 10K PR of 38:12 at a local event in Vermont! 🙂

Emma ran crossed the Detroit Half Marathon off of her bucket list! Emma is an amazing athlete who loves cycling and running to reach her goals! Way to go Emma!

Si ran a 1:54 half marathon running a very consistent and strong race at the Detroit Half Marathon.

Mary crushed the Detroit Half Marathon, having the best time ever! She literally told me she was aiming to PR in fun! 😉 #goalaccomplished

Way to go Rima who had a very strong performance at the Detroit Half Marathon – very close to her PR!

Congrats Ken on his Detroit half marathon running 2:02 and placing 4th in his age group!  

Congratulations to Jody on her marathon debut! Seeing all of her hard work come together has been amazing to witness. Way to go Jody! YOU ARE A MARATHONER!

Congratulations to Madison on completing her first marathon checking it off the bucket list! Woo hoo! Also… Gotta love the shirt.

Congratulations to Meidee on her PR at the Detroit Half Marathon!!! Woo hoo!

Coach Alex placed 2nd in the competitive mile 4:40 and 2nd in the 5K 15:37.

Congratulations to Carole who placed 8th in her age group at the Columbus Half Marathon!

Congratulations to Lily on her performance at the Chicago Marathon running 3:40! Lily is proud of her run but I also know she is hungry for more!

Way to go Nancy on her Chicago Marathon! So much strength, stamina and speed were built in this training block! I cannot wait to see what is next.

Congratulations to Carol on completing her FIRST marathon at Chicago! She surpassed her goals and we couldn’t be more proud of her!

Way to go Margy on completing her 2nd marathon in Chicago and also running away with a PR! 🙂

Congrats to Anne on her Chicago Marathon! What an amazing training cycle building fitness, power and endurance.

The Dicken Run was well represented by Russeau Racing! Congrats to Melissa on her 2nd place overall finish. Congrats to Caitlin on her 7th place finish and 1st in her age group! Way to go Ken placing 1st in his age group! 

Congrats to Kate who rocked the London Marathon with her sister. She had such a blast running over the London bridge and the streets of London! She said she couldn’t have done it without Russeau Racing! 😉

Congratulations to Kyle who ran the Maine Marathon in 3:23 placing 12th in his age group! This was Kyle’s first “road” marathon as he typically does ultra marathons on the trails! 😉

Way to go Cheryl on her recent Ironman 70.3 in Muncie! She was dealt cold challenging weather for the swim and strong winds on the bike but Cheryl gave it her all with those conditions! Way to endure.

Congrats to Crystal running the Probility Ann Arbor Relay! Her relay crushed it! 

Awesome running by Karen at the Probility Ann Arbor Half Marathon placing 3rd in her age group!

Congrats to Carole racing the Sleeping Bear 5K placing 3rd in her age group.

Congrats to Kerri running a sub 4 marathon in Berlin! She checked off another World Major this weekend with two to go to complete the series (4/6).

Congrats to Michelle and Emma running the amazing Treetown Tussle with Ann Arbor Running Company!

Summer Highlights

Josh raced the Capital City River Run Half Marathon running a 4 minute 13 second PR!!!!

Way to go Sarah racing the Mackinaw 8 miler!!!

Carole had a blast racing the Woodstock 5 miler placing 1st in her age group! She also realized she loves trail running!

Congrats to Sam racing the Aruna 5K in Perrysburg placing 2nd in her age group!

CRIM Race Highlights

  • Ken 10th in his age group! Woo!
  • Lily 7:32 pace building fitness brick by brick! Crushing it! 1:15:22
  • Nancy 8th in her age group, fastest time since 2015! 
  • Anne 21st in her age group and super strong time!
  • Margy 13th in her age group! PR!
  • Carol Pr’d 37 seconds! Fastest time since 2017! Woo!
  • Rima 33 minute PR! Yes… I said minutes!
  • Craig 2 minute PR at CRIM! 1:16:28 7:39

Josh on his NEW mile PR of 5:11 at the Treetown Track Meet at Ferry Field this past Thursday! This was Josh’s first track meet ever! Wooo!

 Craig ran his first track meet since 1978 at the Treetown Track Meet! Craig ran a speedy time of 6:08 and 800m in 2:47!

Way to go Kara rocking her first XC race of the season running a speedy 19:23 placing 2nd overall at the Lenawee County Preview.
(I coach high school athletes in the off season to help build a safe base in preparation for their fall races)

Congratulations to Lily on her speedy 5K 22:00 placing 5th overall at the Lily Park Run! 

What an amazing performance by Cheryl on PR’ing 10 minutes in the Michigan Titanium Olympic Triathlon! Woooo!

Congrats to Meidee on her strong performance in the Manchester Half Marathon! Woooo!

Way to Josh running the Legend Trail Half Marathon placing 4th overall! 

Congrats Ken on his sub 2 at the Charlevoix Half Marathon placing 1st in his age group! Wooooo! He raced his fastest half marathon since 2019 running a 1:59! 

His favorite mantra…… UNSTOPPABLE! Way to go Ken!

Congrats to Angelique on her new shiny PR in the Dundee Community 5K! Woo hoo! Angelique is hooked on this running thing and I cannot wait to see what she does next! 🙂

Way to go Karen and Kate in the A2Zukey Marathon Relay!

Alex and I ran at the Brian Diemer 5K! Alex placed 3rd (14:39) and I placed 5th (17:02).

Dexter Ann Arbor Races

Josh placed 2nd in his age group and PR’d by a full minute in the 10K with the speedy time of 41:21! Josh’s journey has been challenging with an injury setback over the winter. To think he was doing run walk intervals and cross training on the bike to build fitness 2 months ago to where he is today is so exciting. Way to go Josh!

Lily ran a speedy 1/2m in 1:42:39 on a challenging hilly course. I cannot wait to see what she can do in the fall! Let’s goo!

Nancy ran 2 minutes faster than the last time she ran DXA2 10K four years ago! She placed 1st in her age group and she really surprised herself running a faster time than she imagined. She is extremely diligent in her strength and core work… It is amazing to see her hard work pay off. Way to go Nancy!

Craig placed 5th in his age group with a speedy time of 1:42:26 in the Half Marathon! Wooo Craig! PR!

In the 5k, Ken placed 1st in his age group! He ran a strong race and I know he had a blast running along the hills on Newport and Huron River Drive! He is gearing up for the Charlevoix Half Marathon in a few weeks. Let’s go Ken!

In the 10K, Carole place 8th in her age group! She loved the challenge of the hills and she rocked her race! I know Carole has some big goals and I cannot wait to see what she does next!

Karen placed 9th in her age group running 2:02:25! I know she will break 2 very soon! Way to go Karen!

More Amazing Races from DXA2:

In the 1/2m, Kate broke a 12 year PR!!!! She ran a conversative race and she continued to dig deep mile by mile running one of her faster miles at the end up Main Street. Way to go Kate!

Meidee went home with a NEW PR in the 10K! Meidee’s progress has been outstanding, and I cannot wait to see what she does next. Way to go Meidee!

Congrats to Emma on a new 10K PR! She definitely surprised herself on how fast she ran! So proud of you Emma!

Bayshore Races

In the half marathon, Crystal had the goal to break 2 hours in the half. As training started to go well and she noticed her fitness improving, she continued to adjust her goals… “Let’s shoot for 1:55. ” She ended up running 1:53! She has big goals to break 1:50 this fall! Let’s go Crystal!

Congrats to Tricia on her marathon of 4:13! She said the first half of the race was great and the morning was beautiful. 

Jen squeaked out a :30 PR by running a very strong race in the marathon. She took a chance and held a solid pace.

Congrats to Brent who ran a 3:22 marathon! He has big goals this fall and I cannot wait to see what he can do!

Spring Races

A huge congratulations goes to Sam on completing her first marathon! She checked the marathon off her bucket list and she is already planning the next marathon!

Congratulations to Ken on his race at the Boston Marathon! You are an inspiration to so many! 

Mantra: Unstoppable 💪

Mary PR’d by 6 minutes at the Glass City Half marathon! In Fall of 2021, she managed to beat a 19 year old PR in the half marathon and she continues to chip away at this years humid Glass City! Way to go!

Congrats to Carole, Tiffany (PR), Angelique, Carol (few seconds shy of PR), Margy, Steve, Jen, Meidee, Do, Kate and Jennet on their spring races

Lily ran a 1:41 half marathon at Rock CF! Overall, what an amazing training cycle for Lily especially after her 8 month old was born. So inspiring! 🙂

Mary ran the Black Swamp 15K in Whitehouse. She said she had a great race and enjoyed jumping in puddles since this weekend was very wet. 😉 She is gearing up for the Glass City 1/2 marathon! Let’s go Mary!

Alex and I ran the Irish Jig 5K in Grand Rapids! 🍀

The running community is amazing in Grand Rapids and the course is always a good challenge!

Kay – 5th 17:45
Al – 2nd 14:47

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